Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has stated that Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a “residing legend” as he brings collectively 4 generations of South Asians who love Urdu music and poetry.
Sadiq thanked Rahat for promoting out the huge Wembley Enviornment quickly after the lifting of the COVID-19 lockdown and for bringing collectively Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Pakistanis, and Indians collectively of their shared love for well-liked Urdu music and poetry.
The London mayor took to the stage midway via the highly effective efficiency by the singer and his band together with Gumby on drums, Rashid Ali Khan on Saxophone, Mohsin Raza Shah on the lead guitars and Rahat’s youthful brother Wajahat Ali Khan on the supporting vocals.
Rahat’s “legacy” tour will final over 10 days from London, Birmingham, and Manchester to Leicester.
Chatting with NEWSONHY Information, Sadiq Khan stated that the sold-out present was proof that Rahat Fateh Ali has “helped us to indicate that London is open”.
It’s beautiful to see Rahat bhai again in London. We missed reside music for over 18 months. Rahat Fateh Ali shouldn’t be solely Pakistan’s star however he’s a mega-star all over the world. The Wembley Enviornment was offered out right this moment to see the residing legend and the response now we have seen was wonderful,” he stated.
Rahat carried out for 3 hours with one break. Hundreds of Indians and Pakistanis sang each track together with him. In the meantime, lots of danced on the ground space and saved asking for extra from Rahat whose final efficiency on the similar sold-out venue was simply earlier than London went into lockdown.
Rahat’s supervisor advised NEWSONHY Information that 1000’s of followers got here to the venue to understand the artiste greater than ever earlier than as a result of the lockdown has taught us to understand issues extra and to worth these issues which convey peace, pleasure, and leisure.
“He’s a unifying pressure. I’m grateful to the Mayor of London for coming to Wembley Enviornment to help Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali. Pakistan’s Excessive Commissioner to the UK Moazzam Ali Khan and dignitaries from India and Pakistan graced the events and I’m grateful to all of them. This implies rather a lot to me as this was our tenth anniversary and meant rather a lot to us all.”
Chatting with NEWSONHY Information after his efficiency, Rahat stated he cherished London’s viewers.
He stated: “I’m so joyful to carry out in London. This was after two years of separation. Pakistanis, Indians, and Bangladeshis have come collectively for my present simply due to one factor: positivity. I’ve positivity inside me and it’s the positivity that generates love.”